Req ID: 18105
Schedule: PRN/Per Diem
Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.
Job Role Summary
The Staff Nurse-PRN provides clinical care and uses coordination skills for every patient served. This includes understanding of the expected patients served in the unit'(s) nursing care is delivered using the Eskenazi Health Model of Care-Synergy, the ability to coordinate with the patient and family/loved ones and other healthcare disciplines to ensure care is appropriate to meet patient care needs. This position works on a PRN basis, and may be required to commit to a minimum number of work hours per pay period.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
- Proactively contributes to Eskenazi Health's mission: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County; models Eskenazi Health values.
Leadership and Communication:
- Promotes a healthy work environment for all that provide care while encouraging collaboration for excellence in patient care outcomes.
- Effectively performs all nursing functions in an efficient manner and in accordance with policies, procedures, the Indiana Nursing Practice Act, the Eskenazi Health Model of Care-the Synergy Model demonstrating synergy characteristics: clinical judgment, advocacy, caring practices, collaboration, systems thinking, response to diversity, clinical inquiry and facilitation of learning.
- Establishes and/or revises priorities and documents the role/patient care and activities based on the acuity/priority of the need, resources available, customer/patient preference/request/age and other scheduled procedures for patients.
- Utilizes and documents the nursing process by demonstrating appropriate assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care as evidenced by client/staff observation; care acknowledges physiological, psychological, spiritual, diversity and cultural needs.
- Provides patient care which reflects nursing intervention, patient response to care provided, patient needs, problems, capabilities, limitations, and progress toward goals and ensures coordination to the next level of care.
- Teaches patient/significant other appropriate health information in a timely manner and shares written informational material as evidenced by feedback and observation; documentation is reflected in the medical record.
- Demonstrates ability to handle emergency situations in a prompt, precise, and professional manner.
- Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs, and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings.
- Demonstrates understanding and supports the role of shared governance at the unit & hospital- wide level to help engage the staff and unit to achieve success in unit-based and organizational goals.
Service:This encompasses all service to all: patients, families, staff, physicians, students and other departments to meet department and organizational goals.
- Demonstrates the understanding of the customer service concept and how to apply to professional practice.
- Provides personal and individualized patient care to provide comfort and well-being for the patient acknowledging physiological, psychological, spiritual, and cultural needs.
- Integrates cultural/population-specific diversity needs into patient care.
- Rounds consistently within the shift to all patients or areas covered to assess care and service; utilizes the Care Rounding process.
- Provides timely feedback on any customer service issue to the right person/department & participates objectively in the review of customer service issues and service recovery in a timely fashion with the unit/department leadership.
- Collaborates with other disciplines to ensure appropriate transition planning.
- Demonstrates effective communication skills in working with staff, patients/families, physicians, other departments and external contacts; includes verbal and non-verbal skills.
Quality:Encompasses understanding of regulatory readiness and quality improvement efforts for the units/departments providing service.
- Maintains safe patient care and advocates for patient safety through participation in Care Rounds with patients and families throughout the shift care is delivered.
- Participates in identification of clinical or operational performance improvement opportunities and in performance improvement activities using evidence-based practice.
- Current Indiana license as a Registered Nurse
- RN degree from a nationally accredited college or university
- Current BLS certification; other certifications may be required in specific units to practice
- Minimum of 1-year clinical nursing experience as a Registered Nurse
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Demonstrates the following skills and abilities:
- operates specialized equipment
- competence/accountability in preparing and administering medications and treatments according to policy and procedures
- effective communication skills incorporating listening, effective interviewing techniques with patients and staff appropriate to age of the patient
- knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served
- knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possesses the ability to assess data/interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to age-specific needs
- uses age-appropriate communication and cognitive skills detailed in the department/area/unit job- specific/age-specific competencies
- fundamental nursing theories, current clinical concepts, diseases/symptoms, trauma, treatments/medications, triage, appropriate diagnostic/therapeutic procedures and interventions
- functions as a member of a health care team, delegate responsibilities/duties appropriately
- follows oral/written instructions, records/interprets information accurately
- competency in assessing, responding to patient status or needs, and interpreting results
- recognizes and reacts to changes in patient status, documents and reports changes
- Performs CPR and other technical skills
- Positions patients
- Must be able to wash hands thoroughly and frequently
- Must be able to help evacuate patients via stairwells
- Critical thinking skills are essential
Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.